Mintz’s Retirement Program Manager is a great role for a well-rounded, versatile, senior benefits professional who enjoys a concentration and focus in the retirement plan area. Mintz seeks a collaborator who will provide day- to-day expertise for our retirement program and will bring their analytical skills to enhance our full range of benefits. This position will work on project roles and project management in other programmatic areas.
In a highly collaborative team environment with gold standard customer service, this role delivers exceptional service and execution to internal and external clients.
Administer defined benefit and defined contribution plans.
Pro-actively identify and collaboratively develop and manage projects that will improve service to our participants and streamline current processes.
Develop process and plan documentation and communication materials for these plans, working in collaboration with colleagues and external vendors.
Work with employees and vendors to ensure accurate and timely responses to all outstanding plan/participant issues.
Manage open items lists and project plans, executing and managing activities with vendors bringing projects to timely closure.
Stay abreast of laws, regulations and compliance requirements including IRS/DOL regulations for a multi-state employer.
Review, interpret and collaboratively formulate programmatic recommendations.
Collaboratively evaluate existing plans and programs through research, surveys, and analysis of benefit trends and/or vendor management to ensure plans are competitive and current.
Provide data support for the annual plan census and cyclical plan activities.
Support Finance team and bring technical knowledge to the preparation of Forms 5500 and other government fillings, plan document updates, preparation of amendments, etc.
Create educational, analytical, and strategic presentations for various audiences including senior management, business colleagues, and plan participants.
Participate in supporting analysis for other benefit programs; provide project support and management as needed in any area of benefits.
Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Human Resources or another business-oriented degree required.
8+ years of experience working within Human Resources and a specialized Benefits Department. Expertise and depth in retirement plans with participation, generally, in benefits strategy, design, compliance and operations required. Knowledge must include extensive understanding of the components of retirement and benefits programs including benefits administration and payroll/HRIS systems and data entry needs.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical. Seasoned experience in data analysis and creating presentations is required.
Strong working and current accounting knowledge and reconciliation experience.
Must have a basic understanding of capital markets and investments products.
Advanced working knowledge and understanding of retirement plan administration and associated regulations and IRS tax rules.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to perform detailed analysis of problems and identify resolutions; understands when and how to escalate issues to manage risk.
Results-oriented; successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve their own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks while maintaining quality of work.
Highly collaborative, team-oriented work style. Ability to develop relationships with people at all levels of the organization and a broad base of stakeholders.
Strong written and oral communication, presentation, and influencing skills and the ability to deliver exceptional client service.
Prefer experienced in process mapping and formal project management tools.
Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
Strong sense of urgency. Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust, and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.
Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.
Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment, and the highest standards of ethics.
Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.
Demonstrated ability to motivate and develop teams.
Proven leadership and management abilities.
Outstanding sense of customer service, with demonstrated ability to instill this in others.
This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job. It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. We are headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston’s Financial District and have additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice.
Mintz was founded in 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm’s Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Our collaborative attorneys work within four core practice areas — Transactional, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Investigations, and Regulatory & Advisory – and combine legal, business, and industry insight to provide exceptional legal strategies for clients in a variety of industries.